File:Amtrak Downeaster conductor standing in Amfleet car doorway.jpg|thumb|300px|right|A conductor on an Amtrak train
A '''conductor''' (American English|American
and Canadian English
) or '''guard''' (Commonwealth English
) is a train
crew member responsible for operational and safety duties that do not involve actual operation of the train. The ''conductor'' title is most common in North America
n railway operations, but the role is common worldwide under various job titles. In Commonwealth English, a conductor is only responsible for selling tickets.
The responsibilities of a conductor in North America and of a guard in Commonwealth English typically include the following:
* Making sure the train stays on schedule
* Ensuring that any cars and cargo are picked up and dropped off properly
* Completing en-route waybill|paperwork
* Ensuring the...